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Summary

Escape to Cornwall for Christmas in this top 10 best-selling new romance. 

Christmas in Cornwall is just around the corner....

But after last Christmas revealed a shocking family secret, Scarlett’s hardly feeling merry and bright. All she wants this Christmas is to know who her real father is.

So Scarlett heads to the little Cornish town of Porthmellow, where she believes the truth of her birth is hidden. She just didn’t bargain on being drawn into the Christmas festival preparations - or meeting Jude Penberth, whose charm threatens to complicate life further.

Everything will come to a head at Porthmellow’s Christmas Festival. But can Scarlett have the perfect Christmas this year, or are there more surprises on the way?

Curl up with this gorgeous novel and savour the world of Porthmellow Harbour.

©2019 Phillipa Ashley (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Sparkling and festive, as satisfying as figgy pudding and clotted cream - loved it!" (Milly Johnson)

!A transporting festive romance, full of genuine warmth and quirky characters.! (Woman’s Own)  

"Serious festive escapism...like a big warm hug." (Popsugar

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narrator not good

So sorry to be negative. I have loaded this onto Kindle now so that I can read it and the story is excellent. But the narration is absolutely awful. It might be better if it were read by someone with a Cornish accent. Because the attempts at Cornish accent are embarrassing ( No Im not Cornish). after about an hour I just couldn't stand any more. A real shame because I think it must put others off too.

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Nice easy book to listen to

Loved the book, took a while to get into it but it was a nice story

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Not about Sam and Gabe

The plot twist is ludicrous, depending on how realistic you like your escapes from reality to be - for me it was way too far, I found it distracting!

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Wonderful escape

Another wonderful story from Phillipa Ashley, the third in this series. The beautiful setting of Porthmellow is the backdrop to romance and love. The story includes the well loved characters from the previous books, I love that Troy calls ladies ‘maid’. I really enjoyed a few hours of escape to Cornwall. Looking forward to the next instalment.

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Cornish Christmas Story .

Loved the book, good narrator. would recommend. Christmas memories of friendship, love and families.

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Lovely book to escape to a Cornish town and village life...

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I really love the way Laura Kirman narrates the stories she reads, and she has an easy to listen to voice, unlike some narrators. The book flows well and gives realistic glimpses into small town/ village life (living in a small fishing town in Devon, I can totally understand!) whilst creating an easy to listen to escape. Will be starting the next one ASAP! 😀

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fun romantic story

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storyline was predictable. but a lovely seasonal easy listen. kept me company during the Christmas cooking!

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easy listen

good easy listen book. Writer paints a lovely picture of a Cornish Village. lovely love story where you totally engage with the characters.

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Dragged on, at chapter 11 I gave up. Story was so boring. Shouldn’t of wasted so must time on it.

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Not for me!

I just couldn't get into this one. The story line was a bit weak and the romance was corny (just my opinion). I stopped listening after hearing several chapters.

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  • 19-11-19

Enjoyed the story but not the narrator

Loved the story. I wish the narrator used slightly different voices for the characters so it would've been easier to understand who was speaking.